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March l0, 1931. w. G. DUNN 1,795,291
` HANDLE med Jan. 27, 1959 f f (G mm Patented Mar. `10, .-1931 WILLIAM G. DUNN, or CLARINDA, Iowa A HANDLE Application -ilecl January 27, 1930. Serial No. 423,868.
An object of my invention is Yto provide a handle for keys, screw'vdrivers, small tools and the like, the handle being of simple,
durable and comparatively inexpensive con- '5 struction from' a manufacturin standpoint.
More particularly, it is my o ject to provide a handle formed of a strip offmetal witha transparent member held on the strip by edges of the strip being bent over edges of the transparent member with printed material such as vadvertising between the transparent member and the strip of metal and eX- osed to view through the transparent memer. Y
y A further object is to rovide means for supporting keys and the l1ke pivotally with respect to the handle so that they can be y swung to an extendedposition or to la protected position within the handle.
Still a further object is to provide friction means to prevent easy Swingin of the key or other article with respect to xe handle.
vWith these and other objects in view my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination lof the various parts of my device, whereby the objects con-l templated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in my claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which: y
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the handle showlng a pair of keys associatedy therewith, one being extended andthe other protected within the handle.
Figure 2 is a layout View of the metal strip forming the handle show-ing printed matter applied'thereto.
igure 3 is a snmlar view showlng a strip of transparent materlal covering the printed vmatter and held in position with respect to the metal strip by edges of the metal strip bein bent over edges of the transparent mein er.
Figure d is an,enlarged sectional view on the line 2-d of Figure 1 showing the manner of holding the key or other articles with respect to tne handle.
Figure 5 is enlarged sectional View on of Figure 1 taken through the handle. y
Figure 6 is a plan view of a modified of metal strip.
Figure 7 is a side elevation of two ofthe strips shown in Figure 6 assembled together and holding a key and A Figure 8 is another modified form of metal strip, two of which may be used to form a handle.
On the accompanying drawings I have used the reference numeral 10 to indicate a metal strip for forming the handle. Printed matter indicated at 12 may be applied to the metal strip by direct printing thereon or in the form of printedpaper or the like. The ends of the strip 10 are provided with perforated ears 14. As Shown in Figure 3, the transparent member 16 of less width than the width of t-he metal strip 10 is laid over the printed matter 12 and held in position by flanges 18 at the side edges of the metal strip 10 being bent over the transparent member 16. The transparent member may be of Celluloid or other bendable material.'
The flanges 18v may be pressed down to tightly engage the transparent member 16 or may be made loose enough to allow its withdrawal if desired. The metal strip. 10 with the transparent member 16 is then doubled as shown in Figure 1, which' in the event of the anges 18 being loose will prevent removal o the transparent member 16. '.lhe metal strip 10 is bent to' position with its perforated ends 14 registering with each other and the two halves of the strip 10 substantially parallel withcach other.
Keys 20 may be supported relative to the handle by means of a telescoping type screw and headed sleeve 22 and 24, as best shown in Figure d. Friction washers 26 are interposed between the keys 20 and between the keys and the metal strip to prevent easy swinging et the keys relative to the handle.
Small screw driversr and other small tools cle when in protected position. Parts in these figures are given similar reference numerals with the addition of a.
In Figure 8 another strip 10b is shown in which the flanges 18h extend around'the ends of the perforated ends 141) as indicated at 30. From the foregoing handle it will be seen that a handle for keys and the like in which the keys may be protected when the handle is placed in a persons pocket is inexpensively made so that it can be especially Agiven awayl as an advertising novelty. rI`he printed matter 12 can be substituted if desired with printing on the back side of the transparent member 16 in reverse order so that it can be seen correctl from the outside of the transparent mem er.
Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the parts of my device without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my intention to cover by my claims, any modified forms of sti'ucture or use of mechanical equivaleiits, which may be reasonably included within their scope.
I claim as my invention:
1. A handle comprising a strip of metal havinor similarly shaped and perforated ends,
printe-d material lying upon said metal strip,
a strip of transparent cover over said printed matter, the edges of said metal strip being folded to overlie the edges of said printed material and transparent covering, whereby the whole becomes a unit, said unit being bent upon itself with open registered ends, a threaded member through the perforations and adapted to extend through an article located between said ends, whereby the handle and article are held 2. A handle comprising a strip of metal having perforated ends, a transparent memlier on said strip and held by edges of the strip bent over the same, printed matter below and discernible thru said transparent member, said strip and transparent member being bent double whereby the perforated ends register with each other, a pintle thru said perforations, an article on said pintle between said perforated ends and friction washers between the article and said ends.
3. A handle comprising a strip of metal having perforated ends, a transparent inember on said strip and held by edges of the strip bent over the same, printed matter below and discernible thru said transparent member, said strip and transparent member bent double whereby the perforated ends register with each other, a pintle thru said perforations, an article on said pintle between said perforated ends and fibrous friction washers between the article and said ends.
4. A handle comprising a single, U shaped strip of metal having perforated ends, a U shaped transparent member overlying said description of my' in close relationship.
strip and held in position by edges of the strip bent o ver edges of the transparent member, and printed matter between the strip and the transparent member and discernible thru the latteril.
5. A andle comprising a U sha ed stri of metal having perforated ends, aimilarlg U shaped transparent member overlying said strip and held in vposition by edges of the strip bent over edges of the transparent member, printed matter between the strip and the transparent member and discernible thru the latter and means to pivotally connect an article with said strip.
6.. A handle comprising a strip of metal having perforated ends, a transparent member overlying said strip and held in position by edges of the strip bent over edges of the transparent member,.printed matter between the strip and the transparent member and discernible thru the latter and means to pivotally connect an article with said strip, said means extending thru the article and thru one of the perforations in the strip and including a fibrous friction washer between the article and the strip.
Des Moines, Iowa, January 22, 1930,
WILLIAM G. DUNN.